Crowdfunding in Italy: Opportunities and Challenges (ECN-ISG ANNUAL EVENT), 17 October 2019, Milan


The Italian Strategic Group of the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN-ISG) will hold its first annual event on 17 October 2019 in Milan. The event is co- organised with the Chamber of Commerce of Milano Monza Brianza Lodi and Unioncamere Lombardia, and will focus on presenting outcomes, objectives and future perspectives for the development of the ECN-ISG activities and services.

The conference, held in Italian, will highlight the support provided by ECN-ISG members to the development of a favourable crowdfunding ecosystem in Italy, aimed at promoting the further growth of crowdfunding through partnerships with other stakeholders, and the professionalisation of the industry through the creation of new professionals.

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When: 17 October 2019

Where: Palazzo Turati, Via Meravigli, 9/b

Registration: The event is free of charge, but registration is mandatory. Please follow this link to registration and fill out the online registration form


Draft Agenda

9.30 Registration

10.00 Welcome
Francesca Passeri, Head of Advocacy, ECN
Ludovico Monforte, Chair ISG

10.30 Opening
Rosa D’Amato, Member of European Parliament

10.50 Keynote – European initiatives for crowdfunding
Ugo Bassi, Director, DG FISMA, European Commission

11.10 Keynote
Alessandro Tappi, Chief Investment Officer, European Investment Fund

11.30 Coffee Break

11.45 Panel I – Education as a resource for the crowdfunding industry

  • Andrea Grigoletto, Director, Fondazione Fenice
  • Luigi Boldrin, Secretary General, Pavia Chamber of Commerce
  • Daniele Previati, Professor of Financial Markets and Institutions, Università
    Roma Tre
  • Leonardo Grechi, Network and Business Developer, Walliance
  • Modetor: Francesca Passeri, Head of Advocacy, ECN

12.30 Lunch

14.00 Panel II – Guarantee mechanisms supporting crowdfunding platforms

  • Armando Melone, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Sergio Zocchi, CEO, October Italia
  • Massimo Bolzicco, President, CiviEsco
  • Moderator: Ludovico Monforte, Chair ISG

14.45 PANEL III – The integration of public funds and crowdfunding resources

  • Rita Scottini, Trentino Sviluppo
  • Clara Callegaris, Comune di Milano
  • Carlo Allevi, WeAreStarting
  • Moderator: Martina Lodi, AR-TER

15.30 Coffee Break

16.00 Panel IV – Regulatory frameworks in Italy and future perspectives

  • Umberto Piattelli, Partner, Osborne Clarke
  • Marta Ghiglioni, General Director, Italia Fintech
  • Antonella Sciarrone Alibrandi, Università Cattolica

16.45 Conclusions Carmine Di Noia, Commissioner, CONSOB

17.15 Final Discussion

18.00 Networking Drinks


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